Alabama - Axis
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Engineer / Maintenance Mgr.
FLSA Classification

Job Function

The Instrument and Electrical (I & E) technician position is responsible for safely maintaining, repairing, and/or replacing the physical equipment in the plant, correctly, and efficiently. The Technician efficiently repairs, or if necessary, replaces the plant equipment in order to permit the plant to operate on a continuous basis. The I & E Technician meets these responsibilities by understanding and safely adhering to standard I & E procedures and techniques.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Functions:


  • Functional understanding of process instrumentation preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Proficient at fabrication and installation of instrument tubing.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and calibrating Ph and conductivity transmitters.
  • Proficient troubleshooting and calibrating process instruments.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and the repair of process valves and actuators.
  • Capable of troubleshooting instrument loops by using loop sheets.
  • A working knowledge of DCS (Honeywell) control systems.


  • Proficient at troubleshooting and the repair of electrical control circuits.
  • Proficient at proper disconnecting and rewiring of electric motors.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting and the repair (or replacement) of motor starters.
  • Proficient reading and working from prints, schematics, P&ID’s, etc…
  • Capable of determining motor condition by the use of a megger.
  • Proficient at installing conduit and pulling wire for electrical circuits.
  • Proficient in the use of electrical hand tools, power tools and testers used to install or repair electrical equipment.
  • Able to work with production to troubleshoot problems.
  • Complies and ensures compliance with all regulatory safety requirements and with all regulatory environmental requirements.
  • Complies and ensures compliance with all company policies, practices and lawful directives.

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Management/Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to dust and/or fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, loud noises, and/or vibrations.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at the manufacturing site.  
  • This position may occasionally require work performed in various and/or extreme weather conditions.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform light work including but not limited to:  operating and activating; communicating and listening; detecting and perceiving; sitting or standing; moving and traversing; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  •  Occasionally this position may be very active and requires standings, walking, ascending and descending; position self by bending, kneeling stooping, crouching; crawling and climbing all day or at various times of day.  At this time the employee may frequently safely lift and transport items over 70 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Ability to Travel:

  • This position may require the ability to travel as determined by management.

Position Type and Working Hours:

    • This is a full time, regular, non-exempt position.
    • This position maybe required to work nights and/or weekends as job duties demand.
    • Department and/or production needs determine employee work schedules.


      Skills & Qualifications

      Skills & Qualifications:

      • Ability to pass written and field test for each level.
      • Functional understanding of the plant areas.
      • Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing of flow indicating equipment; including initial set up.
      • Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing of pressure transmitters; including initial set up.
      • Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing of Ph and conductivity transmitters & probes.
      • Proficient reading, understanding and working with instrument loop drawings.
      • Proficient in establishing the specifications for instruments and electrical equipment.
      • Must participate in the Safety blood draw program if applicable.
      • Must be prompt, dependable and have a good attendance record.
      • Must participate in the random drug test.         
      • Must be able to pass a physical and drug test.
      • Must be able to pass a Department of Homeland Security approved pre-employment criminal background check.         


      Education Requirements

      • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
      • Vocational or technical degree preferred.
      • AIDT Training strongly preferred.


      Experience Requirements

      • A minimum of 5 years work experience as a maintenance electrician, instrument tech or I&E is preferred.
      • Prior chemical manufacturing experience is preferred.
      • Honeywell, AB and E&H instrument experience a plus.

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